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Oncology Approaches: New Challenges and Keeping up with the Speed of Change

  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • August 12, 2021

A Call Featuring Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan, Professor of Medicine and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, and Stefan Loren, Ph.D. and Managing Director

This episode features Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan, Professor of Medicine and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, and Stefan Loren, Ph.D. and Managing Director of Life Sciences at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Together, they discuss how the field of oncology is booming with ideas and opportunities for new therapies.

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Episode Highlights Include:

1. Dr. Chanan-Kahn is a world-renowned hematologist working at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, and is considered by many to be one of the top opinion leaders in his field. He's received multiple Best Doctor awards from the Castle Connolly group, and has made the U.S. News Top 1% Doctors list.

2. The field of oncology is booming with ideas and opportunities for new therapies.

3. Dr. Chanan-Kahn believes the modern, new therapeutic targeted delivery of radiotheraputics or radio-immuno pharmaceuticals is going to be a game changer in the next ten years or so.

4. The use of telemedicine has become very prominent in medicine in general, and oncology medicine. Dr. Chanan-Kahn discusses the positive impact of COVID, which has been the ability to leverage new technologies, to understand how his team can deliver better care and for patient convenience.

5. During the episode, Dr. Chanan-Kahn explains how COVID impacted cancer screening: and how the role of cancer screening cannot be underestimated. There was up to 80% decrease in screening rates during the pandemic. The lack of screening directly impacts the overall survival impact of these patients.

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